~A Lass of the Lumberlands~
~Plot Synopsis~
Having left the lucrative Kalem series The Hazards of Helen, energetic Helen Holmes founded her own
company, Signal Film Corp. A Lass of the Lumberlands, the new company's first release, retained the
railroad motif of the Kalem series as Helen falls for her own step-brother (Leo Maloney) while both
work for the railroad. This serial counted on some of the same thrills that had made The Hazards of
Helen such a worldwide success: runaway boxcars, failing signals, and people getting stuck on the
tracks as the train approaches with high speed. Holmes' husband, J.P. McGowan, was again holding the
megaphone (ably assisted by actor/director Paul Hurst) and A Lass of the Lumberlands reportedly
earned a very respectable two million dollars in its initial release.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com

Helen Holmes ...Helen Holmes / Helen Dawson
Leo D. Maloney ...Tom Dawson
Thomas G. Lingham ...Dollar Holmes
William N. Chapman (as Ned Chapman)
Paul Hurst (as Paul C. Hurst)
Katherine Goodrich
Frank Hemphill (as F.L. Hemphill)
William Behrens
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Signal Film

Distribution Company: Mutual Film

Producers: Samuel S. Hutchinson & J.P. McGowan

Released: October 23, 1916
Directed by:
Paul Hurst
J.P. McGowan

Written by:
E. Alexander Powell - story & scenario
Ford Beebe - scenario